Archive for the ‘commissions’ Tag

SHOW POSTER FOR W SUMMON

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Just wrapped up work on a new show poster for W Summon’s show this Friday the 13th @ No Name, 1325 Broadway, Boulder CO.

Printed shadow for a tarot card effect

Printed shadow on white poster background for a tarot card effect

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

So without further ado,

We proudly present to you…

The album art for Valeska Gavotte‘s upcoming 3rd album, Songs For Sinfonietta, out in the near future on Folkwit Records.

Click to see close up.

front cover

front cover

back cover

back cover

inside sleeve

inside sleeve

CD itself

CD itself

Release date to be announced. Needless to say, I can’t %$#ing wait. This kid’s music is amazing, and it’s been great collaborating with him.

Download the forthcoming single “I Remember Orlean Garren” off Songs For Sinfonietta for free here.

FYI, FTW

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Things new and old:

album art

Swamp of dead trees…brutal

new painting 2

Beginning of my newest painting. Spoiler alert…it has mountains and trees in it

New Painting

This is a vague idea of what the new painting will look like, the bottom being the foreground and the top being the…anti-foreground

New Painting 3

New Painting 4

card trees

The foliage is made of card symbols. These colors make it look like sugary cereal

card tree closeup

Sketch for a commission I'm working on, a diptych portraying the never ending march of mankind's 'progress'

Sketch for a commission I’m working on. It’s a diptych inspired by that feeling I get when I drive through suburbia, surrounded by malls, chain restaurants and selfish, useless over-maintained lawns. Uneasy. Displaced. Worried about the future. Sad and lost. I want it to make the viewer feel like vomiting, yet still be like, ‘that’s a cool painting’. Tricky

Diptych

Making paper mache dinosaurs with a person really teaches you about the core of their character

Making paper mache dinosaurs with a person really teaches you about the core of their character

I made a stegosaurus with a sun on its side. f$#%ing hippies

I made a stegosaurus with a sun on its side. f$#%ing hippies

The Stood 2

The ol’ stood has been pretty full lately

The Stood

The painting on the bottom right is called “I’d Rather…”

Brian Leahy Art Logo

This symbol is how I sign my work. It goes back to some of my oldest doodles, when I used to draw nothing but stacks of cubes. I think I learned how to draw them from the show ‘Imagination Station’, that awesome show on PBS that taught kids how to draw all kinds of cool stuff, along with basic concepts like utilizing 3 dimensions. Thanks Mark

Joe slept in the chamber!

It’s been done. Joe.

mini tree discussion

Mini tree discussion

no good oxygen progress

‘No Good Oxygen User’ progress

My bamboo bush thing is the only plant I've ever managed to not kill

My bamboo bush thing is the only plant I’ve ever managed to not kill

"Headless Ghost Gives The Thumbs Up"

“Headless Ghost Gives The Thumbs Up”

ultimate potrait of the artist

Me at the beach

Album Art for Valeska Gavotte’s New Release

Monday, March 25th, 2013

I have recently had the great pleasure of working with esteemed musician Valeska Gavotte of Folkwit Records. Valeska is an incredible composer from the eastern seaboard of our great country and I was thrilled when he asked me to do the album art for his first EP, Botanica, back in 2012. He later used “Victory Day” for his second release, “The Sword and the Shield”, and now they are being re-released and pressed together as one CD across the pond by Folkwit Records of England. Be sure to check out his music, it’s fuginggg sweet. There’s nothing like it.

Valeska Gavotte Album cover

I’ll be doing the art for his 3rd release “Songs for Sinfonietta” over the next few months. More info soon!